A chamber will today consider a proposition to collect a charge on biting gum to subsidize the cost of cleaning it from the streets Liverpool City Committee will hear a proposition for a penny-a-packet increment on gum The cash raised woul

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April 2005
A chamber will today consider a proposition to collect a charge on biting gum to subsidize the cost of cleaning it from the streets
Liverpool City Committee will hear a proposition for a penny-a-packet increment on gum
The cash raised would offer assistance to cover the assessed £150m that nearby experts over the nation spend cleaning up disposed of gum each year
The proposition was made by Councilor Mike Storey, pioneer of Liverpool’s Liberal-Democrat-controlled city council
He said he trusts that the measure, in the event that approved, will be picked up by other nearby experts to apply weight on the government to present the tax
He said: “I need the committee to note what’s more, perceive the genuine issues caused to our avenues by biting gum litter
“That incorporates its unsightliness, trouble of expulsion what’s more, the harm it makes to our open realm
“A penny-a-packet impose on biting gum could raise cash that could be passed on to nearby specialists to help with the cost of removal
“If the huge urban areas came together, we could accomplish that by the time Liverpool moves toward becoming European Capital of Culture in 2008 ”
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A representative for the Biscuit, Cake, Chocolate what’s more, Candy store Association, which speaks to gum makers, said the industry was working to battle flighty transfer of gum
She said: “The biting gum industry is working with the Nearby Government Association, Office for the Environment, Sustenance what’s more, Country Affairs, the Division for Instruction what’s more, Skills, ENCAMs (formerly Clean England Group) what’s more, the Contracted Establish of Squander Administration to find ways of avoiding the genuine cause of gum litter – flighty disposal
“A battle to anticipate gum littering what’s more, an development support that boards can get to to handle the issue will be put into put amid 2005
“The biting gum industry proceeds to contribute critical sums of cash to find a look into what’s more, advancement arrangement to the issue of gum litter, which it is conferred to continuing”
“We accept that working with DEFRA through the Biting Gum Activity Group, in expansion to other training programmes, is the best way to handle gum litter “

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